Croydon Green Party member Andy Lindsay has finally returned from his epic two week journey from Croydon to Edinburgh on his Rhinocycle. During the journey he had to cope with some of the worst weather conditions locals could remember when riding through northern England. On one day he rode through the rain for two days solid. However, his efforts have raised to date over £1000 for specific Javan and Sumatran rhino projects run by Save the Rhino International and also massive amounts of awareness for rhinos.
Upon returning to London, Andy Lindsay said:
"Although the bike was designed for two riders, I was on my own for most of the journey and driving rain, headwinds and hills made it all the more challenging. I received fantastic help and encouragement along the way including donations, food and free accommodation."
Andy Lindsay noted that the journey was a light hearted approach to a serious issue and was keen to point out that:
"Javan Rhinos have been brought to the edge of extinction (there are now fewer than 60 left in the world) by poaching for their horn and as a direct result of rainforest destruction. By riding Rhinocycle007 from London to Edinburgh I hoped to make as many people as possible aware that these and many more of our fellow creatures are going extinct as a direct result of our actions. We cannot continue to pollute our planet while destroying our rainforest without unleashing severe climate change. It’s like burning the candle at both ends…with a flamethrower! "
People can still donate at http://www.rhinocycle007.org/